6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON POLITICS
JUNE 23-26, 2008, ATHENS, GREECE
THE POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS RESEARCH UNIT OF THE ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (AT.IN.E.R.)
Conference Venue: Athens Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens,
Organized by: ATINEP A.E. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Administration: Fani Balaska, Eirini Lentzou, Thomas Papanikos, Sylia Sakka
Organizing and Scientific Committee
1. Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
2. Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER.
3. Dr. Nicholas Pappas, Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.
4. Dr. Marina Stefania Giannakaki, Deputy Head, Research Unit of Education, ATINER.
5. Dr. Theofilos Theophanides, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
6. Dr. Constantine P. Danopoulos, Professor, San Hose University, USA.
7. Dr. Akis Kalaitzidis, Assistant Professor, Central Missouri State University, USA.
8. George Kaloudis, Chair, Department of History, Law and Government, Rivier College, USA.
9. Dr. Michael P. Malloy, Distinguished Professor & Scholar, University of the Pacific, USA.
10. Dr. Scott Nelson, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, USA.
11. Dr. Andrew Papadimos, Lecturer in International Business and Economics, Australian Catholic University, Australia.
12. Dr. Ioannis D. Salavrakos, Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University, U.K.
13. Dr. Christopher Simon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, USA.
14. Dr. Viviane de Beaufort, Professor, ESSEC Business School, France.
15. Dr. Rosita Dellios, Associate Professor, Bond University, Australia.
16. Dr. Annabel Droussiotis, Assistant Professor, Intercollege, Cyprus.
17. Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos, Research Analyst, Callaghan Center for the Study of Conflict, Swansea, U.K.
18. Dr. Nancy Anastasia Vamvakas, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
19. John Yfantopoulos, Professor, University of Athens, Greece.
20. Dr. Margarita Kefalaki, Researcher, ATINER.
(The time for each session includes a 10 minutes coffee break)
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
08:20-08:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President and Director, ATINER, Greece
Dr. Ioannis Stivachtis, Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
08:30-10:00 Monday, June 23rd 2008
Session I: European Union
Chair: Papanikos, G.T., President and Director, ATINER, Greece
1. Leen, A., Associate Professor, the Netherlands Leiden University, the Netherlands. EU Budget Review.
2. Zahariadis, N., Professor and Director of International Studies, Department of Government, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Does the Commission Matter? Procedural Discretion and State Aids Policy.
3. Sitz, A., Associate Professor, University of Economics and B.A, Austria. Entering European Monetary Union: How would it change the Absorption Efficiency of Economics Shocks for New Member States.
4. Wordliczek, R., Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University, Poland. European Union’s Policy Toward Mediterranean.
5. Volkens, A., Researcher, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany. Globalization and Programmatic Changes of Political Parties.
6. Evaghorou, L. E.,
Visiting Lecturer, University of Cyprus, Cyprus. Turkey as a Regional Power: A
Theoretical Approach in Offensive
10:00-11:30 Monday, June 23rd 2008
Session II: Democracy & Democratization
Chair: Stivachtis, I., Head, Politics & International Affairs Research Unit, ATINER & Director, International Studies Program Virginia Tech - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
11:30-13:00 Monday, June 23rd 2008
Session III: Greece & Turkey
Chair: Pappas, N., Vice-President, ATINER & Professor, Sam Houston University, USA.
13:00-14:00 Monday, June 23rd 2008
Session IV: International Political Theory after Hobbes I
Chair: Prokhovnik, R., Reader, Open University, UK.
1. Sokolowski, A., University of Edinburgh, U.K. The Misappropriation of Hobbes by the Realist School.
2. Slomp, G., Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, U.K. The Rise and Fall of Hobbes the Realist.
3. Long, K., Ph.D. Student, University of Bruxelles, Belgium. Montesquieu.
14:00-15:30 Monday, June 23rd 2008
Session V: International Political Theory after Hobbes II
Chair: Slomp, G., Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, U.K.
1. Prokhovnik, R., Reader, Open University, UK. Hobbes, Sovereignty and International Theory.
2. Prozorov, S., Researcher, University of Helsinki, Finland. Giorgio Agamben and the Post-Hobbesian State of Nature Abandonment, Community and Peace.
3. Herrero, M., Professor, University of Navarra, Spain. Schmitt's "Grossraumordnung" in the Shadow of the Hobbesian Law of Nations.
21:30 - 23:00 GREEK NIGHT AND DINNER
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
08:00-09:30 Tuesday, June 24th 2008
Session V: USA - Domestic & International Issues
Chair: Hanish, S., Assistant Professor, National University, USA.
2. McKinney, J., Professor, Baylor University, USA. Interaction of Domestic and International Policies Concerning United States Agricultural Trade.
5. Khan, M.Z., Researcher, International Islamic University, Pakistan. Public Opposition to US Hegemony.
09:30-11:00 Tuesday, June 24th 2008
Session VI: Middle East & Asia
Chair: Howard M. Hensel, Professor of Politico-Military Affairs, Director of Strategy, Air War College, USA.
11:00-13:00 Tuesday, June 24th 2008
Session VII: Theoretical Considerations II
Chair: Olbromski, C.J., Chair in Department of Political Sociology, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Poland.
3. Urabayen, J., Professor, University of Navarra, Spain. The Role of Politics in the Work of Bergson.
13:00-14:30 Tuesday, June 24th 2008
Session VIII: Politics & Security
Chair: Kaiser-Drobney, A., Assistant Professor, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, USA.
20:00 - 21:30 DINNER
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Tour: Departure at 08:30, Return at 15:30
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
Cruise: Departure at 07:00, Return at 20:30